Posted: July 3, 2013

The Residency Program in Social Medicine of Montefiore Medical Center: 37 Years of Mission-Driven, Interdisciplinary Training in Primary Care, Population Health, and Social Medicine

Description

This article describes the history and execution of Montefiore Medical Center's Residency Program in Social Medicine (RPSM), a program founded in 1970 to train physicians to practice in community health centers and underserved areas. The RPSM program promotes a community and population orientation to its family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric residents and provides the knowledge and skills for integrating social medicine into clinical practice. This article is included in the April 2008 "Population Health Education" theme issue of Academic Medicine.

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Health Equity Research, Community Health, Social Medicine

Authors

A.H. Strelnick, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Debbie Swiderski, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Alice Fonari, EdD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Victoria Gorski, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Eliana Korin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Janet M. Townsend, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Peter A. Selwyn, MD, MPH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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